Sister Milner was a nurse who looked after Sam Pearson when he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia in May 1982. Sister Milner kept Sam's family informed when he ended up taking a turn for the worse. However, Sam recovered and Sister Milner decided to keep him in for a few days. Sam initially unhappy but Sister Milner moved him out of the side room and back into the ward, and introduced him to other patients Mr Gibson, Mr Watson and a little boy named David, the latter Sam ended up having a friendship with. Sister Milner informed David was having an operation and was in intensive care, to Sam's horror as David kept his reasons for being in hospital secret. Sam gave Sister Milner a chess set to give to David.